Inserm U1060, INRAE UMR1397, UCB Lyon 1
PIERRE BENITE, Rhone-Alpes, France
Marie-Caroline Michalski, Research Director at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), is interested in the impact of structure and supramolecular organization of lipids in foods on their health and metabolic effects. After completing food engineering studies and obtaining a PhD in food science (ENSAIA, Nancy, France, 1992-1998), she has developed research on the structure and functional properties of milk fat and milk fat globules in the Dairy Research Laboratory of INRA (STLO, Rennes, France, 1999-2005). Since 2004, she has developed a new research topic in CarMeN laboratory in Lyon about the impact of lipid structures on their intestinal absorption and metabolic impact, in collaboration with the Human Nutrition Research Center Rhône-Alpes. Her work revealed in humans that lipid digestion comes along with the coabsorption of pro-inflammatory endotoxins naturally present in the gut microbiota, and that this phenomenon is enhanced after a dietary overfeeding period. She most recently revealed in humans that the metabolic fate of dietary fatty acids is different according to the structure of fat ingestion, spread or emulsified, leading to a new concept of “slow vs fast fat” in the nutritional management of obesity-related metabolic risk. She is PI in several national agencies- and industry-funded projects, notably ANR VALOBAB aiming to value buttermilk polar lipids with several potential functional and metabolic benefits.
MC Michalski has recently been awarded as Knight of the Agricultural Merit distinction, a medal delivered by the French Ministry for Agriculture to an outstanding scientist for 15-year scientific achievement in the field of food & nutrition. Major recent articles were published in journals such as Gut, Am J Clin Nutr, Mol Nutr Food Res, J Clin Endocr Metab, Prog Lipid Res, Int J Ob (h-index=37, ~2800 citations excluding autocitations).
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:10 PM – 12:35 PM CDT